Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale today held talks with a state-run Chinese strategic think-tank on improving Sino-India relations which were strained following a 73-day standoff at Dokalam.
The CPIFA focuses on people-to-people diplomacy.
"They had candid discussions about India-China bilateral relations and enhancing mutual exchanges," it said.
Since he took over charge in November last, Bambawale has been interacting with Chinese state-run top think-tanks on the improvement of India-China relations affected by a host of issues including last years standoff at Doklam.
State sponsored think-tanks play influential role in China shaping its foreign policy.
After the 73-day standoff at Dokalam which was resolved on August 28 last year both the countries have stepped up contacts to revive the ties.
Last year marked a new low in India-China ties with issues like China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) being laid through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, China's repeated attempts to block India's bid join the Nuclear Suppliers Group and efforts to get leader of the Jaish-e-Muhammad leader, Massood Azhar designated as terrorist by the UN.
The two countries have been holding a series of meeting at various levels to reset the relations.
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